THE GENERAL MISSIONARY Baptist STATE CONVENTION OF MS, INC
Dr. Isiac Jackson, Jr. President
Ms. Lannie Span McBride, Executive Director
“USING THE CROSS TO MINISTER CHRIST THROUGH MUSIC”
LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM;
TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS
AND SPIRITUAL SONGS, SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD.
The Music Department is designed to empower Kingdom objectives in building the lives of its constituency through music excellence. This ministry will mentor independent and communal partnership with churches, pastors, and music ministry leaders. Through the aid of an eclectic professional music staff, we offer teaching, training, and consultations to our churches. We also model ministry performances through a triune group of choirs (ADULT, YOUTH, and CHILDREN) who are always available to provide music for General Missionary Baptist State Convention activities and exterior partnerships in the faith community.
STATE MUSIC DEPARTMENT GOALS
1. PAY homage to:
the power of God through the fellowship of faith music,
the integrity of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and,
the intimate communion of praise and worship.
2. LAY hold to the physicality of making music through sound skilled practice and performance technique experiences.
3. SAY the truth of the Word in repertoire selection then operate with godly spirit of musicality together.
4. STAY focused on Kingdom Purpose while serving the progressive developmental music ministry needs for our churches.
5. PRAY for purity of motive while maximizing music ministry with a spirit of Excellence.
6. PARTNER with local and neighborhood pastors, churches, schools, and the faith music ‘community-at-large’ to effect spiritual growth and positively influence the holistic development of a productive humanity.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES
We recognize and glorify God as the object of our worship and praise. We also strive to honor and cooperate with the Holy Spirit in utilizing our musical gifts and talents.
We partner with pastoral and music ministry leaders to communicate information regarding available personnel, resources, and supplies needed for music enhancement.
We provide opportunities for churches to schedule music workshops, conferences, and in-choir rehearsal consultations for independent churches and/or a community of churches.
We are formulating a ‘Christian network of state-wide music specialist’ according to gifts and talents. This network will serve as a catalyst for churches to identify teaching or training vendors who offer service in music education or specialized instruction.
We continue organizing the ‘sharing music ministry network’ whereby notifications of scheduled local, state-wide and national music ministry opportunities and specific music events may be communicated to its constituents in our church ministry community. This avenue of communication can also foster cohesive loving relationships through fellowship with one another while Kingdom building together.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT AREA REPRESENTATIVES are state-wide music leaders who network communication to neighboring cities regarding music ministry-at-large. Although formed in 2015, this network is still under construction. Please verify your inclusion by registering your local church music personnel by: COMPLETING THE DOCUMENT BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHURCH AND MAIL THE FORM TO: GMBSC MUSIC DEPARTMENT *3160 J. R. LYNCH STREET JACKSON MS 39209